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VOL. XIX, NO. 115.
WICHITA, KANSAS. FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 29, 189a
WHOLE NO. 2489.
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THE FIRST GDN OF THE SEASON
-;- WILL BE FIRED AT -:.
THE GOLDEN EAGLE.
9 O'clock A. M.,
We will put on sale the remainder of our last
Fall's Odds, Mens, and Young Men's Suits, one
and two of a kind, consisting in the very best pro
duction in Frocks and Sacks, meltons, cashmere,
worsteds and cheviots worth from $13 to $22,50.
Choice Tomorrow $9,98.
A cordial invitation is extended to the Ladies, who have
bovs to cloth, to call and see our elegant display of Children's
Suits. UNION AND JERSEYS A SPECIALTY.
5000 MEN'S AND YOUM MEN'S HATS.
The latest production, worth $2.00, $2.25, $2.50
morrow Your Choice
GOLDEN - EAGLE
One-Price Clothiers, Furnishers, Hatters & Shoers,
226 and 228 East Dougas Avenue.
(CORNER OF LAWRENCE AVE,) ; WICHITA, KANSAS.
- $100 REWARD
That You Can Get a Better
or Less Price and BcliaMc
The Popular Music Dealers.
Mason & Hamlin,
Decker, Mathosliek & Son,
Henning, Roger Bsos, Mohlen.
The above is a list of our line
celebrated and -well known Pi
ros we are selling at Hock Bot
Organs, Sewing Machines and
Bicycles never were ps cheap as
now. We sell the famous Impe
Don't forget our number
407 E. DOUGLAS.
FALL AD WINTER SHOES
Pices to Suit the Times
144 N. MAIN ST.
HUMBERT AND LEO.
ROME, Sept. 2S. There has been a new
And most, serious disagreement between
King Humbert and the Vatican. ' The
pope refuses to recognize tbe kind's right
to nominate a patriarch for Venice, aud in
consequence the ministry has decided to
refuse exequaturs to all bishops nominat
ed at the last consistory.
-XBIKIDAI), Col., Sept. 23. Tbe whole
prosecution of the S.mt.-t Fe railroad
against employes, growing out of the
dealing Jot freight in transit, has failed.
'Jhougu one of the eliminate, Conductor
Crotiy. confessed and implicated others,
Hi.- jury ix-fned to accept his evidence as
Wortu all it appeared to !
SL ill rh$EPT:3.2
To-Day the Australian
cricketers play their first Ameri
can game in Philadelphia.
The team swept everything
before them while in England
and presents a dangerous aggre
gation of batsmen for the Qua
ker City and New York players
to meet. The team of fourteen
members will play two three
day matches in Philadelphia and
great games are expected.
The finest fabrics and latest
novelties that could be secured
from foreign manufacturers are
found in our stock of fall suitings.
The inventive genius of man
never produced better fitting
clothing. We are proud of these
beautiful goods, and therefore
anxiouB for you to see them.
Tailor and Furnisher,
145 North Main St
A V e have enlarged our stock
and added many new lines of
Mens, Ladies, Misses and Chil
drens line and medium shoes.
SclioolSlioes a Specialty
Do not fail to look through
our stock before purchasing.
Mail orders receive prompt
A FATAL MISTAKE.
Nevada, Mo., Sept. 2$. George W.
Johnson, an aged and well-to-do farmer,
was given aconite by mistake for Jamaica
finger this morning by his wife. He died
this afternoon in great agony. As a re
sult Mrs. Johnson is likely to lose her
THE CHICAGO MARKETS.
Chicago, Sept. SS. Some stiffening was
infused into wheat in the last minute.,
but the close was (, cent lower for the
day. Corn closed cent lower, but
steady. Oats lost cent on October, but
only 4 tent on .May. Provisions wera
still .-tagnant, and closed irregular and
2 to 15 cents nigher, except for Septem
ber lard, which was down 15 cents.
C' UVVkVtT!' "M-x.
123 and 127 K Main.
Today and Tomorrow
Owing to the rain yester
day our Millinery Display
will be made today and to
morrow, Friday and Satur
day. Hats were never as beau
tiful. Come and see them.
Electro Medico Yitalizer
A Sure Cure for Stricture, Gleet, Ppermator
rhoen. Impotency, Sterility. Sexnal Debility,
lives tisrate this Safe ana Sare Homo Treat
ment by Bovd's Electrical Vitalizer. The
Wonder Workers. Ore guaranteed. Patent
ed jh L. S. Canada and foreign countries.
Send 10 cents for ealod book on tins new ap
plication of electricity in curing private dis
eases. Bovds P lectro-Medlco VUalizer Co.
Lock ox 527. (Western office) Wictma Kan,
WASHINGTON. Sept. 23. The senate con
firmed the following Kansas nominations:
Abram F rakes, to be register at Wa
Postmasters A. -H. Mantey, Mound
City; George Vau Clever, Pitillipsburg;
Leroy W. Libbey, Marysville; A. J.
Hackney, Wellington; Isaac Hudson,
iredonia; . J. Hassle, Jewell.
THE NATIONAL CAPITAL
THE MUD-SLIXCtERS OF THE HOUSE
ENLIVEN THE SESSION.
Mr. Morse of Massachusetts and Mr..
Fithian of Illinois Question the
' Veracity of Each Other.
' Firebrand" Johnson of Indiana Provokes
Laughter and Hisses by an Allusion to
the Breckinridge Scandal
Senator Peffer, in a Long and Eambliog
Speech, Informs His Colleagues That
the President's Latest Statament
of His Financial Views is Un
a Dicker Between tht
High Tariff Men
and the Sil
verites. Washington. Sept. 28. The Ha was
passed at the opening of the session of the
house this morning, between Mr. Morse of
Massachusetts and Mr. Fithian of Illinois.
The altercation was the outgrowth of Mr.
Morse's filibustering course yesterday.
Mr. Morse, in a five-miuute speech this
morning, tried to justify his action, during
the course of which he charged Mr. Fithian
with being solely responsible for the
refusal of the bouse to permit him to print
in the Record some newspaper extracts
attacking Commissioner Lochren.
Mr. Fithian, rising to reply, said that
inasmuch as Mr. Morse had seen fit to
criticise him, he desired to call the atten
tion of the house to a rather dubious
proposition made by Mr. Morse to him.
Ho said that Mr. Morse, when he (Mr.
Fithian) objected to his leave to print,
came to him with honeyed words and in
formed him that he was a member of the
committee on public buildings and
grouuds, and intimated that if he (Mr.
Fithian) bad a public buildiugbill he (Mr.
Morse) might be able to help him if the
Illinois congressman could wsee his way
clear to withdraw his objection.
"That is absolutely false!" shouted Mr.
Morse, stalking in a warlike manner
towards Mr. Fithian.
"If the gentleman from Massachusetts
denies the statement, I have proof to ad
duce that will satisfy any member ot the
house. My colleague (Mr. Goldzier) heard
As Mr. Fithian said this Mr. Morse
backed against the rails, and replied
meekly: "What tbo gentleman says has
the color of truth Laughter; but the
construction he places on it is unquali
"If the gentleman denies my statement,"
yelled Mr. Fithian, shaking his fist angrily
at the Massachusetts congressman, "He is
willfully lying, himself."
In a minute the boube was lu an uproar,
but the speaker quelled the impending
trouble by pouuding his desk vigorously
with the gavel, and declariug both gentle
men out of oider. This closed the inci
dent. After some routine business the debate
on the elections bill was resumod, and
General John C. Black of Illiuois, ex-commissioner
of pensions, took the floor in
support of the bill. This was his maideu
speech, and he received perfect attention.
"I will vote," he declared emphatically,
"for any amount of money, and force it
necessary, to uphold the dignity of the
government, but these laws do neither."
He then went into a detailed statement of
the cost of these laws. Gradually, he said,
the amount spent in Democratic states de
creased and the amount iu Republican and
doubtful states increased.
H. U. Johnson, knowu as the "Fire
brand of Indiana," next took the floor in
opposition. "I want to stigmatize this
bill as the climax of all thut is audacious
and vicious," said he. "It uublushiugly
assails all that is near and detr to the
American heart. It is the unfortunate
child of wretched conspiracy; it is con
ceived in a spirit contrary to the principles
of our government; it is a proposition to
blot out all laws to protect the purity of
the ballot, and is a cold-blooded
proposition to repeal all laws mak
iug violations of the election laws
crimes." In a sarcastic way he paid
his lespects to the Democrats who Held
the constitution in their "profound and
careful keeping," Messrs. McMillin,
Bailey, Tucker and Jerry Simpson com
ing in for a shate. "The real ground,"
continued the speaker, "of opposition to
these laws is the infernal dogma of states
'rights, which teaches that the federal gov
ernment is to be despisea ana nateu."
With vehemence tlie Indianian charged
the Democratic party with being responsi
ble for the violation of the sanctity of the
ballot box, with corrupting the conscience
of the nation, with defying the public will,
with forging theMorey letter in 1SS4. with
forging returns in Chicago iu the yaine
year, with forging returns iu Ohio and In
diana, with frauds innumerable in New
York.and with deeds of violence iu the
"The hour of retribution will come,"
concluded he, "and it will take the party
that has prostituted the power given it for
a great public purpose, and hurl it into
oblivion." Great Republican applause.
Air. Breckinridge of Kentucky theu
burled defiance at the Indianian. "If the
gentleman is a fair type," said he, "of the
people of bis district, then tney can
not be criticised for sending here a man
who denounces as infamous a majority of
the people of this country. I have pro
found uitv for a man who could make
such a speech. With this, I dismiss him I
"There are other tuiug-," shouted Mr.
Johnson, "which the gentleman from
Kentucky would Hie to dismiss."
At this allusion to the Pollard-Breck-iundge
breach of promise suit, the Re
publicans laughed, but he laughter Was
drowned by Democratic hUses.
"Such a remark," replied Mr. Breck
inridge, "only shows that the man bas no
sense of propriety."
Mr. Breckinridge's speech was devoted
largely to the constitutional phase of the
question. At its conclusion the house
Washington. Sept. IS. In the senate
the resolution offered yesterday by Mr.
Teller ot Colorado, calling for information
as to the anticipation of interest on gov
ernment bonds since 1SD0, was taken up,
and Mr. Teller said that if there was no
objection he would not debate ir.
After some little discussion the resolu
tion was adopted.
The repeal bill was then taken up.
Mr. Hoar of Massachusetts had read an
editorial from a. Peoria (Ills.) piper in re
latiou to the controversy relative to the
part taken by Ernest Seyd of Euglaad in
the legislation of 1S72. The paper prmted
what purports to be n quotation from
Mr. Hooper's speech in ibe bouse to con
tradict Mr. Seyd's win. Mr. Hoar had tt;c
Congressional Record lead to show that
the quotation whs false, and declared that
the worti were an infamous forgery.
Mr. Cullom of Illinois knew the editor!
of the Peoria Daper, and thought that he
was not personally responsible.
The debate coutiuued more than an
hour, and then Mr. Peffer addressed the
senate. He sent to the clerk's desk and had
read the letter of the president to Governor
Xortheu of Georgia. The letter did not
dissipate, said the Kansan, the confusion
in the public mind as to the president's
real opinion on the monetary qnestior.
He might be a monometallist; he might ba
a bimetallist, bat there was nothiug iu the
letter to show what kind of a metallist be
was. There was bat one thing the presi
dent insisted upon, and that was the repeal
of the Sherman law. While pretending to
be a bimetallist whiie pretending that he
favored the use ot both gold and silver
the president made it plain, if anything,
that be would measure by.the gold stand
ard, whereas the history' of the country
had been just thejreverse. Gold had been
measured by the silver standard, and Mr.
Peffer insisted that the system had not
been changed so far as it concerned the
Mr. Peffer said that his amendment
(which is the pending one) would give the
country bimetallism. "Whenever the
cdministration, represented by its friends
upon this floor." declared Mr. Peffer. "is
ready to accept the pending amendment,
or some other ameudment which will
bring about the restoration of the law of
1837, they can pass the repeal bill in twenty-five
minutes. I do not believe that
there is a senator here who would care to
say one word additional, if only the chair
man of the committee on finance would so
indicate to us. Wa ara ready to accept
that compromise. Then we could shake
hands across tha bloody chasm, pass the
bill, and take a rest for a week or two.
Speaking for myself and the people I rep
resent, that is the only compromise we
will offer, or will accept. Anything less
would be a surrender."
Mr. Peffer's speech covered a wide range
of subjects. The opening of the Cherokee
strip, the methods of loaning money on
western farm lands, the employment of
armed forces in difficulties between em
ployers and employes, and the loaning of
money at usurious rates, were all dis
cussed. When he denouueed the loaning
of money at what he called usurious rates,
Mr. Hawley asked him if be had any
money he wanted to loan without inter
est. Mr. Peffer, unfortunately, was not
in a condition to do that, but when he had
in the past loaned money, he had not, he
thanked God, exacted interest for its use,
and never would.
Mr. Peffer had not finished at 5:80 o'clock
p. m., but said that he did not desire to ex
naust the patience of the senate. Au ex
ecutive session was thereupou moved, after
which the senate adjourned.
Washington, Sept. 2S. It is highly
probable that the committee on terri
tories wilL report a bill for the admission
of Utah to statehood within a few days.
Mr. Joseph, a member of that committee,
said such a bill would be reported, and
added that before the close of the present
session bills for the admission of Arizona,
New Mexico and Oklahoma would be re
ported favorably from his committee. He
also expressed great confidence that all
four bills would become laws.
GUTHRIE, O. T., Sept. 28. Great prepara
tions uie being made for the statehood con
vention which meets at Pnrcell next Sat
urday, and delegates will undoubtedly bn
present from every county and town iu
both Oklahoma and the Indian Territory.
Even the five civilized tribes have taken
the matter up, aud will be well repre
sented and take au active part in the pro
ceedings, and the new Cherokee strip
counties that have been settled but a week
have all elected delegates. Oklahoma
alone has 250,000 inhabitants, a greater
population than that possessed by two
thirds of the states of the Union at the
time of their admission, but the coming
convention will undoubtedly declare for
Oklahoma aud the Indian Territory as one
state, the two combined having a Deputa
tion of over 500,000 a population excesded
by only one state of the Union at the time
ot admission. Before adjourning, the
Purcell convention will arrange for a
constitutional convention and au active
campaign before congress.
A TARIFF-SILVER DEAL.
Washington, Sept. 2S. Senator Cam
eron's opeu announcement in the senate
that he was going to stand by the silver
men and hoped they would iu turn stand
by him to prevent legislation unfriendly
to Pennsylvania industries, has a sequel.
The Manufacturers' club of Philadelphia.
composed of wealthy men, is circulating a
paper among manufacturers for signa
tures. This memorial is to be sent to the
Pennsylvania senators and representa
tives, and when it arrives it will be pre
sented to congress. It appeals to them to
work for a compromise on the silver
question. It sets forth that the signers
favor both metals as money. It goes on to
say that the manufacturers do not expect
to avert a reduction on some items in the
SJcKiuley tariff law, but do uo, want to be
Eut in a 'position where they can be ruined.
t urges the senators to reiist any closure
to pass the repeal bill, as the effect would
be to give the majority the power io pass
nny kuid of a tariff bill. The spirit of bar
gain between tariff and silver is beglnniug
to show itself unmistakably.
There is good reason for believing that
the intention of the repeal senators of
making an attempt next Monday to force
the senate tositot, night, which has been
so strongly hinted at. has been abandoned,
or that the day has been postponed until
THE NEW WARSHIPS.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 2S. By an examina
tion of the law the secretary of the navy
bas discovered au anomalous condition of
affairs. That is, that although we havn
and are still building some magnificent
battleships and armored cruisers, equal to
anything afloat, we will still have, under
the wording of our statutes, nothing but
third-rate ships of war. Section 1,530 of
the Revised Statutes contaius the same
classification that existed during the war
aud makes lirst-cla.-s only such vessels as
carry forty guns or more; second-rates are
designated as ships carrying between
twenty and forty snti, and third-rt3
include all that class Carrying less than
twenty guns. It is manifest, under th
present system of ordnance and the equip
ment of men-of-war, that it would be im
possible for any first-class ship to carry the
number of guns now required by the law,
so the secretary has asked for an amend
ment to the statutes which will establish
the rates of vessels according to the dis
placement. With that end m view, Mr.
McPberson has introduced in the senate n
bill which provides that vessels of and
above 5,000 tons displacement shall be
clashed a- first-rates, above 3,000 ana below
5,000 tons displacement as second-rates,
above l.OOOand below 3.000 tons displace
ment as third-rates, aud ail thost: of less
than 1,000 tons as fourth-rates.
A CRANK AT THE VHITE HOUSE.
Washington, Sept. 23. Police Officer
Helster hail a violent struggle today with
an insane man, who, iu fom mysterious
manner, got into the White House and
was looking for President Cleveland. The
appearance of the officer probably saved
the president from an assault. The man
was not seen to enter the front or rear
door. He appeared in Use hail ca tbo lower
floor suddenly. The ofUcer met him, and,
being coa icced from bh answers that h?
intended to assanlt the president, placed
him under arrwu
At the station the man gave the name of
Jo-pu Washington, but refused to tell
where be cme from. When ak-d what
he Hunted with the president, ibe crank
aid that, he wanted ih president' chair,
lie did not think that the former fitted it
.-atijfactorily. "And 1 Intend to get it by
fair rueaus. or foul. Give me a pistol, nl
I'll show you who'll get it d ' ouirk."
He was held for examination.
JAMS D. DENT DISCHARGED BY
The Defendant Released at the Sug
gestion of Dnited Slates Dis
trict Attorney Speed.
Text of Attorney General Little's Opinion
as to the Political Status of Eacsans
Who Entered the Strip.
Those Who Have Declared Their Intention
to Becom.3 Eesidents of tha Territory
Have forfeited the Sight to Vota
in the Sunflower State The
Hutchinson and Southern
to be Extended Prom
Cameron to Pond
Enid, O. T.. Sept. 2S. Special. The
trial of James D. Dent was concluded this
morning before United States Commis
sioner Wass. Mr. Dent was charged with
impersonating the chief deputy of the
United States marshal, and with other
grave offenses. The result of the trial and
testimony offered shows that a gross in
justice was committed by the arrest of Mr.
Dent. The finding of the court is as fol
lows: "Ou this.the 2Sthday of September. 1S03,
this cause comes ou for hearing before
said conrt, the said United States appear
ing by Hon. Horace Speed, Uuited States
district attorney for said territory. Tlie
said defendant, James D. Dent, appears in
person and by his attorneys, Noff singer &
Nagle and T. G. Cutlip, aud waives ar
raignment and pleads not guilty. Aud
the court, after hearing the testimony of
witnesses and the argument of counsel,
and upon recommenUatiou of the United
States district attorney, finds that the
said defendant is uot guilty of the viola
tion of section 5,391, Unites States Revised
Statutes, and it is ordered that he be dis
charged from custody."
KANSANS AND THE STRIP.
Topeka, Kan., Sept. 28. Attorney Gen
eral Little, in a letter to C. L. McKesson,
clerk of the district court ot Howard
county, yesterday decided that if a Kansas
stripper intends to make bis residence in
Oklahoma he canuot return to Kansas to
vote. This decision affects a large num
ber of Kansas men uow in the strip who
expected to return to their formar resi
dences to vote in November. The attorney
general's opinion is as follows:
"I have within the last few days re
ceived many letters of inquiry of the same
purport,ynd will try to embrace all such
iu this answer. 1 .have examined the
president's proclamation, and, with few
exceptions, find that the homestead law
generally is applicable to the lauds to be
homesteaded under this proclamation.
While it is true that no person could enteH
into this territory without first malting a
certain declaration so to do, yet this
certificate operates as a mere license to
homestead the land, aud no one has the
right to homestead unless he held the cer
tificate. Now there is nothing in this first
declaration and certificate which in any
manner makes the holder a resi
dent of the territory, nor forfeits his resi
dence. After receiving this certificate he
may not enter the territory at all, or con
clude not to homestead any of the land. If
he or she concludes to homestead they can
do so in two ways: They can enter upon
the land and remain then three months
without filing thereon, at the end ot which
time they mut file their claim and con
tinue to reside thereon, or they can file
their claim immediately and after such
filing have six months to commence their
residence and occupancy. When the party
has filed on the land in the first instance he
then gains a residence in the territory and
loses the same in the state, depending upou
his iutention to make the laud so tiled ou
"If from the hour be file on the land or
enters the same without filing he intends
to make it his residence and to bome-tead
the same, then his residence m this state
is lost. From the hour of filing or enter
ing the land his intention govern. If
after filing or settling on the land be
comes to this state and vote, at the same
time intending to return to the strip after
voting, such vote is fraudulent and void,
and the voter subjects himself to n crimi
nal prosecution. Tne supremo conrt of
Kansas, in the case of the state of Kansaa
on the relation of H. O. Smith, county
attorney, vs. John L Denistoo, 46 Kan. 339,
is clear and explicit, the syllabi of which
is as follows:
"First Election. Not a legal voter. A
mnn who filed a homestead cbdni on land
in Oklahoma territory aod made a stte
ment and improvements thereon, in and
after the month of June, 1831, and entitled
to inxke said claim bis home, and who re
turned to his former residence in Co
manche county in tnis state, for a tempor
ary purpose, intending to go back to his
claim in Oklahoma, was not a legal voter
at any election held iu Comanche county
on the 5th day of November. lfcS).
"Second Not lrgal voters. Persons who
filed homestead claims in Oklahoma terri
tory, and made oettlement and improve
ments thereon, during uud after the month
of June, 1SS3, aud v. ho intended to make
said homestead claims their home, and
who returned to their former residences in
Comauche county, in this state, for a tem
porary purpose, and agreed to stay
aud vote at an approaching elec
tion if paid for their time, who
voted at said election, an J left Comanche
county the next day, and have evr dnce
resided in Oklahoma, weret no lecai voter-
in an election he'd in Comanche county
ou tne 5;h dny of November, ,iif)."'
"la view of tbe fact that residence is a
matter of intention, if a peron who has
located a claim in tbe strip or dsevrbrre
intends to return aod has intended to re
turn after the election and complete the
title to his latid.be is not a legal votr
and may be projerIy challenged at the
North Enid. O. T., Spt. 25. Special.
B. V. Camming!, county uttornej of
county L, was arretted at Kingfiher last
night on the chargs of receiving money
under false prcten. It seems that Com-
miags was receiving money from people (
Mronnd Pond Creek, for j.-.tjd office filing.
claiming thst each eveaiaz he remittal I
the money to the ieciver of the land
office, thereby getting in the fiiiucs mush
quicker than odlcj1y. Tac people- who
iiad entrusted their tnon-r u tarn not
rccriving tbclr filings, m!e n investtjea J
lieu, wbico rcsaitcu j u:.-:ui5cc arrrt.
"Camming. J a Kingfisher rasa -tad h
hosts of friend-. jLttc amount of moury
h-- received iaxuU 7 Twcises into tha
tbotiacdi. Sjhis place the utauuut t
Tise soldiers stationed near Round Poad ;
are maktag M bulcs-ilo arrcLs of kqucr
siea. wno have uot tLU. far otajlitti with. ,
the requirements of the internal revenue
laws. Tha liquor men give bond fortaelr
appearance at the next term of the United
States court, and keep on doing business.
Much dissatisfaction is manifested at this
mode of procedure, hut it seems as if
nothing else can be done.
SOCTH ENID. O. T., Sept. IS. fSpectal.1
bnltvd States Express Agent K if. Kii
pntnek baa perfected arranceuteutt
whereby the people of South EntU will
have their express matter delivered to
them by a regular messenger. The pso
ple are highly pleased with the announcement.
POND CREEK POINTS
Pond Creek, O. T Sept. 2S. Contracts
were closed today between th Rock
Island Town company and the Hutchin
son and Southern railway to xcmd that
road from Cameron to Pond Create, woric
to commence at once at Pond Creek. All
material will be shipped to this point at
The saloon keepers who were arrested
here yesterday wera ucquitted todays
The Rock Island company is doing au
Building is going on in a rapid manner.
All of the ditXercut town compauiea inter
ested at this point aro working iu har
mony for the success or Pond Crceic
THE JARVI5-CONKLIN FAILURE.
Kansas City, Sept. 2a Information
reached here from Nuw York this eveuiug
that the Jarvis-Couklia Mortgage Trust
company had been placed in the hands o
receivers by a federal court in New York
City, Samncl M. Jarvis aud Rolaud Couk
lin being named as receivers. Neither
the causes of the receivership aor a state
ment of tbe financial condition of tha
company is known by those in chargo of
the company's brauch here. The lAit
statement ot the company showed assets
and liabilities of 913.335.U00 each, with',
cash capital and .surplus of $2,925,000. Tha
company formerly had its headquarters ia
this city, but they were removed, a year
ago to New York, from which point the
business of the company hat been directed.
The company did a general loan business,
principally in the way of floatiing tha
securities of street railway and. like en
terprises, although a considurnhlo portioa
of its business was in land mortgages. 1c
was backed by Loudon capltaJuid ranked
high in the public mind as a oatuterraiive
unit sound concern.
Later The complainants are Benjamin
N. Fowler of Poughkeepsie.fN. Y., aud J
M. Zachary of New York. The receiver!
gave bonds iu 1100,000 each. The company
is indebted to various batiks, individuals
and corporations, upon demand und time
loans, secured and unsecured, in sums ag
gregating tJOS.OM, for which it bas giveu
promissory notef, some) payable ou de
mand and some (by their terms) about to
mature and become pajble. The com
pany has Rsued debentures to tbettqiouuc
of f7,025,171, bearing 5 and 0 pur cent
interest, lu NovemberlSSti, to the New
Eiicland Safe Di?poilc and Trust company
of Missouri, the company made au inden
ture amounting to fL,091,2H, havlug
real estate to an amouut bomewhat ex
ceeding 105 per cent of the aggregate of
the debentures, to-wit: $2,145,200. Ia Octo
ber, 1SS7, tbe company made uimilar In
dentures to the NewEugland Safe Dcooslc
company of Missouri, for $880,750, secured
by rtal estate worth tSSS.OOO.
The defendant company states that be
cause of the financial and commercial con
ditions now prevailing it'is uuable to pro
vide for its payment, unless it sacrifices
its holdings at great loss. It has Urgo
possessions in real estate and property iu
New York, Missouri. Kansas, Colorado,
Washington, Ohio, Teuuessee, Arkansas. ,
Mississippi, Maryland, Pennsylvania,
Utah and England.
CONWAY SPRINGS ITEMS.
CONWAT SriUNOS, Kan., Sept. US. Tula
part of the county was visited with a liuu
rain last Saturday, which enliveneu every
thing. Tha pastures, which have beeu
browu aud dry from the extended dry
weather, are now green.
W. S. lirowu, proprietor of the Central
hotel, is uow able to be upou our -street
once more. He had beeu sick aud confined
to bis bed for about six weeks. An, noon
as he was ablo to be up he commenced
making some valuable improvements)
about his botel.
Rev. E. J. Brown was surprised las
week by receiving a nice purse from out
citizens. This purie was rained for tha
purpose of sending Mr. Browu to th
world's fair. It was the gratuitous gl fa
of good citizens in and aoout Conway
Springs. Immediately upou receiving tha
same he made preparations to start for
Chicago. He is now enjoying the sight
of the fair.
Rov. Mr. Blakemore, pastor of tbo
Methodist Episcopal church, started U9
week for Clinton, Ills.
Professor S. D. Crane returned this
week from the strip. He says that he ha
a. fine claim in that glorious country.
N. J. Probst and wife started last Frl
da for tbe world's fair. They expect to
visit Indiana uud Michigan before their re
The business men of our city have per
fected an organization for the purpose ut
protecting the city against burglars and
fire. From this organization three perou
are detailed to watch the city every night.
Mr. A. H. Smith of Clay Center, kn..
has bought out ths Boa lou bakery, and
now has full charge.
One by one the strippers are returning.
All are more or less disappointed, as tuj
country Is not what they had such glow
ing description of ten days ago. However,
it is reported that several ot our towns
man have procured good claims.
THE TEMPERANCE UNION.
Junction City, Kan., Sept, siThe aa
nual convention ofthe blato Woman1!
Christian Temperance union Is In ssioa in
this city. The convention Is attended by 12)
delegates aod visitors, among ibeoj belui(
many figure of national promiaeuco.
Mrs. Mary A. Woodbridge, the world'.t
secretary ami national and recording
secretary, of Boston is present. At th? in
itial morning session miscellaneous work
was iranwcttd. 3Irs. A. M. Henderson ot
ilankato and Mrs. Eugenia F. St, Jo tin of
Kansas City, K sp'jke. In tbs after
noon Mr, b A. Thurfuof Topk ooki)
on orgntztioi, tju Mrs, E V Grubos ot
Lawrence poke at her work aiuoug for
eigners and msner. The addreM of wcl
coine was given in the ereuing hy Mrs.
Earn Kirl?y of thl city nod responded
to by Mt. Kitnber ot Psrsoas. Tb jr"
i lent's annual address w.w delivered by
Mn. is, F. Grubbs, who tendered far
resignation. Iu th forenoon xerciw
Mrs. J. M. Kuip of Cberofcrr, Mis LtW
Htllard of Mound City, Dr Jiarmtt Me
snger of Hutcbl'n, Mrs. Laur M.
John of Ssiiaa, and Mr. .A. F. it. Joba
participated. lh foilwsria ara the ut'
titxrs eectl: Mr. L li. smith of Otta
wa, president; Mrs. M. A- Tfturtoa of
Tojxa, corresponding s:?tt-iry; Mr, &
M- HarUfUieh of Leavenworth, recording
fccnstarj; Mrs. M- F. Brry of Cwlwr,
A SANK FRAUD.
JWA2SHAXI, Mo-Se?.. 'A.-J- 1L Ccnlelt,
ltB c-h.ef of the Cord-U-Dit3yea hk,
which colhped s yrr &zo, was i-dlctnl
by tne mnd jury today Lit recelvisr tltr
peit kJ tcr he k&ew tht the bauk -a
insolvent. He lsrsWt of Color3'.
aud wUJ C broojjht bet for trial.
A SUSPECT IN CUSTODY
ABEANfcAS Crrr. Kso., J?p. 25. Jo4
Chaduurs, sppo4 to hsvp been meia
fcr of the party of robber which htd up
jij,d rcbii th Frieo trxiu t Mound V
Iey re-jrutly, w nxreted at Dr z:r today.
Tbs officers ere coaCdeat tt CbAdbaru
03" of 4i- rubber.
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